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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 3/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
WLH's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. WLH: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WLH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03
Equity to Asset 0.33
WLH's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
77% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. WLH: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WLH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.03  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.33
-0.03
0.42
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.12
M-Score: -1.73
WACC vs ROIC
9.82%
3.52%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.52
WLH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. WLH: 7.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WLH' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -65.26  Med: 8.52 Max: 16.96
Current: 7.52
-65.26
16.96
Net-margin (%) 4.51
WLH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. WLH: 4.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WLH' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -85.23  Med: 3.83 Max: 22.55
Current: 4.51
-85.23
22.55
ROE (%) 8.56
WLH's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.88 vs. WLH: 8.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WLH' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -229.04  Med: 29.80 Max: 15895.16
Current: 8.56
-229.04
15895.16
ROA (%) 2.87
WLH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. WLH: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WLH' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -33.74  Med: 3.71 Max: 18.09
Current: 2.87
-33.74
18.09
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.51
WLH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.27 vs. WLH: 6.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLH' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -53.89  Med: 14.93 Max: 11032.85
Current: 6.51
-53.89
11032.85
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -50.00
WLH's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. WLH: -50.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLH' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -57.1  Med: 2.30 Max: 62.3
Current: -50
-57.1
62.3
» WLH's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

WLH Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Heebner 490,000 sh (+46.27%)
Chuck Royce 534,368 sh (+31.73%)
RS Investment Management 828,447 sh (+11.04%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 520,463 sh (+7.60%)
John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 14,482 sh (-53.41%)
Jim Simons 25,600 sh (-81.90%)
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Q3 2014

WLH Guru Trades in Q3 2014

RS Investment Management 1,311,958 sh (+58.36%)
Ken Heebner 620,000 sh (+26.53%)
Chuck Royce 605,368 sh (+13.29%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 522,318 sh (+0.36%)
John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 11,900 sh (-17.83%)
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Q4 2014

WLH Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 97,200 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,632,956 sh (+212.64%)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,500 sh (+105.88%)
RS Investment Management 1,535,678 sh (+17.05%)
Chuck Royce 691,368 sh (+14.21%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,632,956 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 1,535,678 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
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Q1 2015

WLH Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ken Heebner 851,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 755,641 sh (+9.30%)
RS Investment Management 1,616,021 sh (+5.23%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,660,718 sh (+1.70%)
John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.33
WLH's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
60% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 16.20 vs. WLH: 19.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WLH' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.71  Med: 7.53 Max: 174.72
Current: 19.33
4.71
174.72
Forward P/E 16.67
WLH's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
74% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.12 vs. WLH: 16.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.20
WLH's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
60% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. WLH: 19.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WLH' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.71  Med: 7.54 Max: 177.21
Current: 19.2
4.71
177.21
P/B 1.31
WLH's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WLH: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WLH' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.98  Med: 1.73 Max: 2.63
Current: 1.31
0.98
2.63
P/S 0.89
WLH's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. WLH: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WLH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.47
Current: 0.89
0.38
1.47
EV-to-EBIT 23.98
WLH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
70% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 13.24 vs. WLH: 23.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WLH' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 16  Med: 26.60 Max: 124.6
Current: 23.98
16
124.6
Shiller P/E 14.66
WLH's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
67% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 21.38 vs. WLH: 14.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WLH' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.3  Med: 14.10 Max: 17.27
Current: 14.66
10.3
17.27
Current Ratio 6.67
WLH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. WLH: 6.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WLH' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.21  Med: 6.38 Max: 15.02
Current: 6.67
1.21
15.02
Quick Ratio 0.25
WLH's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. WLH: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WLH' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.44 Max: 2.2
Current: 0.25
0.19
2.2
Days Inventory 586.18
WLH's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
96% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 79.95 vs. WLH: 586.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WLH' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 176.78  Med: 401.84 Max: 873.41
Current: 586.18
176.78
873.41
Days Sales Outstanding 11.06
WLH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 48.24 vs. WLH: 11.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WLH' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.81  Med: 14.95 Max: 145.51
Current: 11.06
4.81
145.51

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.95
WLH's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. WLH: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
WLH' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.68  Med: 2.54 Max: 3
Current: 1.95
1.68
3
Price/Tangible Book 1.47
WLH's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. WLH: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WLH' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.26  Med: 1.92 Max: 2.79
Current: 1.47
1.26
2.79
Price/Median PS Value 0.94
WLH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. WLH: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WLH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.56
Current: 0.94
0.75
1.56
Price/Graham Number 0.98
WLH's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
51% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. WLH: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WLH' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.79 Max: 4.14
Current: 0.98
0.6
4.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.19
WLH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. WLH: 4.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 3.75 Max: 6.2
Current: 4.19
0.8
6.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -130.71
WLH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. WLH: -130.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WLH' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -92.5  Med: -59.10 Max: -2.1
Current: -130.71
-92.5
-2.1

Business Description

Industry: Homebuilding & Construction » Residential Construction
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Traded in other countries:2LW.Germany,
William Lyon Homes was incorporated in the State of Delaware on July 15, 1999. On May 21, 2013, the Company completed its initial public offering. The Company together with its subsidiaries is the Western U.S. regional homebuilders. It is mainly engaged in the design, construction and sale of single-family detached and attached homes in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Washington and Oregon. The Company conducts its homebuilding operations through six reportable operating segments; California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Washington and Oregon. It designs, constructs and sells various homes designed to meet the specific needs of each of its markets. The Company makes use of advertising and other promotional activities, including on-line and social media, brochures, and the placement of strategically located sign boards in the immediate areas of its developments. In addition, the Company markets all of its products through the internet via email lists and interest lists, as well as its website at www.lyonhomes.com. In general, the Company's advertising emphasizes each project's strengths, the quality and value of its products and its reputation in the marketplace. The Company and its competitors are subject to various local, state and federal statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations concerning zoning, building design, construction and similar matters, including local regulation which imposes restrictive zoning and density requirements in order to limit the number of homes that can ultimately be built within the boundaries of a particular project.
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